Apr 15, 2016

National Youth Week 2016


Anthony Byrne MP, Federal Member for Holt, met with the City of Casey Australia Day Study Tour students as part of National Youth Week 2016 last Friday.

National Youth Week (8-17 April 2016) is an annual, week-long celebration of young people (aged 12–25) throughout Australia.

National Youth Week is an event supported by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments and gives young people an opportunity to express their ideas and views, and act on issues that affect their lives. In 2015 more than 20,000 young people from across Victoria participated in National Youth Week activities.

This year Anthony Byrne MP was joined by City of Casey Australia Day Study Tour Students Georgia Coward-Smith, Shakila Husaini, Abdul Rahim Mohammed, Zachary Vogrig, Zoja Kovacs, Joshua Hoxha, Pooja Jeyadeva, Gul Ali, Anagha Ramachandra and Colette McMahon, Manager of Youth & Family Services at the City of Casey for a National Youth Week 2016 Event.

“At this year’s National Youth Week 2016 Event we had a brilliant discussion about the challenges & opportunities of social media and its impact on society. Young people are confronting many challenges in the social media age. It was great to hear from them about their concerns and their ideas such as more peer to peer youth services for schools and other areas,’ said Mr Byrne.

“Also given the feedback from our City of Casey Australia Day Study Tour Students I will organize a Forum with our students with social media giants Twitter, Google and Facebook. This forum will discuss the ongoing challenges and ideas for reform to better protect young people online when dealing with social media services,’ said Mr Byrne.

It will be the first time a forum of this type will be conducted in the Casey Region and is a direct outcome of Anthony Byrne MP’s consultations with the City of Casey Australia Day Study Tour Students.

Media Enquires: Daniel White (03) 9796 7533


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